Opin vísindi

Public health nurse education in the Nordic countries

Public health nurse education in the Nordic countries


Title: Public health nurse education in the Nordic countries
Author: Alstveit, Marit
Lahti, Sari
Jónsdóttir, Sigríður Sía
Egeland, Nina
Sørensen, Susanne Klit
Eklund, Anna Josse
Date: 2021
Language: English
Scope: 9
University/Institute: University of Akureyri
School: School of Health Sciences
Series: Public Health Nursing; 39()
ISSN: 0737-1209
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.13029
Subject: Hjúkrunarmenntun; Lýðheilsa; educational program; international collaboration; Nordic countries; public health nurse; service; student; Nursing (all); Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2864

Show full item record

Citation:

Alstveit , M , Lahti , S , Jónsdóttir , S S , Egeland , N , Sørensen , S K & Eklund , A J 2021 , ' Public health nurse education in the Nordic countries ' , Public Health Nursing , vol. 39 , pp. 270-278 . https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.13029

Abstract:

 
Background Higher education should promote critical reflection and guide students towards international activities. In the Nordic countries public health nurse educational programmes are mostly based on guidelines issued by national educational authorities, which describe students’ learning outcomes. Aim The aim of this paper is twofold: to give an overview of public health nurse education and service in the Nordic countries and thereby discuss opportunities for collaboration within the programmes. Data sources and compilation of data National legislations for public health nurse education and services are used as data. Since all sources are written in the language of each country, all the authors wrote the parts that describe each countries conditions in English and contributed to the compilation of data. Results We found both similarities and differences in public health nurse education and services. Opportunities for collaboration between the programmes are discussed. Conclusion Critical reflection by the public health nurse students can be enhanced by arranging collaboration projects, an exchange of clinical placement, and joint master projects. Collaboration among academic staff within the educational programmes, in education and research, have the potential to enhance quality both within public health nurse education and in developing the profession of public health nursing.
 
Background: Higher education should promote critical reflection and guide students towards international activities. In the Nordic countries public health nurse educational programmes are mostly based on guidelines issued by national educational authorities, which describe students’ learning outcomes. Aim: The aim of this paper is twofold: to give an overview of public health nurse education and service in the Nordic countries and thereby discuss opportunities for collaboration within the programmes. Data sources and compilation of data: National legislations for public health nurse education and services are used as data. Since all sources are written in the language of each country, all the authors wrote the parts that describe each countries conditions in English and contributed to the compilation of data. Results: We found both similarities and differences in public health nurse education and services. Opportunities for collaboration between the programmes are discussed. Conclusion: Critical reflection by the public health nurse students can be enhanced by arranging collaboration projects, an exchange of clinical placement, and joint master projects. Collaboration among academic staff within the educational programmes, in education and research, have the potential to enhance quality both within public health nurse education and in developing the profession of public health nursing.
 

Description:

Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Public Health Nursing published by Wiley Periodicals LLC

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)